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Jumpstart Your Day: 6 Ways to Achieve a Travel-Inspired Bedroom

Fuel your wanderlust with these ideas that will make your heart flutter


Whether it’s going to a new country or visiting a local destination that we haven’t explored before—traveling has been one of the best ways to destress, learn something new, and make new friends. While we’d all love to schedule many trips within a year, we need to consider the budget, itineraries, and other factors that make up a memorable vacation.

To inspire you to plan ahead, save up, and squeeze in as many trips as possible this year, why not change the look of your sleeping space with a few travel-inspired touches? With these details serving as reminders, you will surely feel motivated to work harder so you can reward yourself with a well-deserved sojourn! Get started with these charming must-dos:

Main photos from: PBTeen and Design Mag.

Start with the soft furnishings

Sheets and pillow covers are some of the easiest pieces to update and you may want to start with these. Choose printed sheets and duvet covers that scream travel! The best pick? Those showcasing the world map, of course!

RL Tip: Loved these quirky sheets and covers? Get them here!

Photo from Bed Bath & Beyond.

Are the sheets a bit too much to handle? Create a statement while still maintaining balance in your room by choosing destination pillows! Pick those that you've already visited or keep it fun by collecting your dream destinations. These colorful accessories are available over at Pottery Barn.

RL Tip: Planning to personalize your room? Create your own travel-inspired pillows! Prepare a plain pillow cover, colorful yarn, and crafting accessories! Sew patterns and different shapes that depict your favorite place.

Photo from PBTeen.

Transform your work corner

Keep it simple and sweet by working on a corner of your bedroom. If you have a work area or a reading nook, turn it into a mini travel station where you can display souvenirs, photos, and other mementos.

RL Tip: Got a plain wall? Spruce it up with a Scratch Map! With this must-have, you can liven up your walls and keep track of the places you've been to. Visit Quirks Novelties and Curiosities to inquire about availability.

Photo from Advice from a 20 Something.

Collate and display your travel essentials

Remember your bus ticket? Or your flight itinerary? If you're fond of keeping little mementos like these, you can collate those that you still have and arrange them inside a medium-sized frame. Use a photo of the place or country that you've visited as backing and carefully stick your souvenirs. Make sure you use a strong adhesive and that the items won't fall off. Once done, you can hang it up on a blank wall in your room.

Photo from Athletes Abroad.

Work on a DIY project

Achieve a jet-setter's space with a vintage appeal by creating a side table using old suitcases! Stack them per size—with the biggest one serving as base. Make sure that your makeshift table can handle the weight of your belongings so that it won't topple. Limit your essentials to a lamp, an alarm clock, and a catchall for accessories.

RL Tip: Don't have enough suitcases? Drop by secondhand shops or flea markets for pieces that you can use. You may also visit your favorite ukay-ukay for lucky finds!

Photo from Design Mag.

Use wall decals

We're used to seeing wall decals to create a statement in a room, but how often do you see decals on the ceiling?

We love how the owner of this space spruced up the light with a sticker depicting directions. Find a similar piece and use this photo as peg. With this design, you will be inspired to plan more trips and find a new adventure—the moment you wake up and before you travel to dreamland.

Photo from The Yellow Cape Cod.

Decorate your wall with a life-size map

If you think that a vision board is a bit too small for your dreams and travel goals, why not consider your blank wall as a large canvas? Customize a print or decal of a world map and use it to cover an entire wall. Using stickers and markers, you can specify the places you've explored!

RL Tip: Make it interesting by splitting your wall into two! Have a world map on the left side and a Philippine map on the right. Have fun coloring and identifying the places you've visited!

Photo from Cool Dorm Rooms.

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